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Nicki Minaj has hit out at an Australian cartoonist Mark Knight for his “racist” depiction of Serena Williams’ controversial behavior at the US Open.

As noted by NME, the rapper described Knight as “c**ksucker of the week” after his sketch of the incident for The Herald Sun newspaper drew ire across social media.

In the cartoon, as noted by The Huff Post, Williams is depicted with an exaggerated face and body, jumping on her smashed racket with a pacifier nearby. In the background, a blond opponent, presumably Naomi Osaka, pleads with a chair umpire: “Can you just let her win?”

“Don’t bring gender into it when it’s all about behavior,” Knight tweeted after social media users argued that his sketch was racist and sexist.

So harsh was the criticism over his cartoon and defense of it, that he was forced to set his Instagram account to private and his twitter page has been deleted.

Speaking on her Beats 1 Queen Radio show, Minaj said: “Every time you see a black woman not agree with something going on…they’re labeled as angry or having a meltdown.

“This needs to stop.”

Calling out Knight, she said: “I want to name the cartoonist, who is it? I have to, I’m sorry.

“He’s getting my ‘cocksucker of the day award’ because he made a cartoon illustrating Serena, by the way, our culture loves this body, homegrown, au naturale, we love her body, and you drew this woman looking like you were trying to make fun of her.”

“Black women are not allowed to say they’re being mistreated without being told they’re on drugs, having a meltdown, they’re a sore loser, bitter, miserable… give me a f*cking break.”

Defending Serena, she said: “We are not allowing this to be done… any more. She demonstrated grace, she demonstrated passion. There is a difference between passion and a fucking meltdown.

“Why the f*ck is everyone allowed to be passionate apart from black women?”

The same show also saw Minaj open up on her feud with Cardi B, saying she found their fashion show melee “mortifying and humiliating” especially considering the incident took place in front of “upper echelon people who have their lives together.”

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3 thoughts on “Nicki Minaj Slams ‘Racist’ Artist Mark Knight For Serena Williams Cartoon

  1. Justbeingme on said:

    Iam know fan of Nikki manaj but I agree with her on the subject many of men who play sports can get upset and speak to their coach referee anyway they want and it’s not a big deal. But when a woman does they consider an angry black women And also when a white women do it what do they call them. They don’t say they are a angry white women. Why we can’t just be fed up and want to be heard especially when it’s nessesery and when it counts. I’m not saying making out burst and getting angry for invalid reason or for the reasons i mean for important reasons such as this. Why do women black women always have to be depicted as the angry black women why betray her in that manner show her some respect.

  2. The Truth on said:

    Maybe a cartoonist need to draw Mark Knight next to a black man holding his penis saying I’m less then what I thought and I’m not an enough to measure up or Please anyone. I’m from Austria “Ignorance from a distance”.

  3. African American Woman on said:

    LMAO! Harriet Tubman is calling people out now….guess she’s gotta get those fans back she lost with that dumb Harriet Tubman mess.

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